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Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia

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This safety alert provides a warning about trace amounts of asbestos detected in some brands of children's crayons imported into Australia.

The crayon products in which asbestos has been identified are as follows:

  • Dora the Explorer Personalized 32 pack crayons
  • Dora the Explorer Jumbo crayons
  • Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons
  • Peppa Pig 8 wax crayons
  • Disney 'Frozen' Jumbo Crayons
  • Disney 'Mickey Mouse and Friends' Crayons.

The traces of asbestos that have been detected in the crayons are fully bound in the crayon wax. Studies have shown that as a result, asbestos fibres would not be released during normal use or as a result of ingestion. Accordingly, these goods are considered to pose a very low risk to humans.

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